It's rinse and repeat for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as millions in the region face a renewed severe weather threat Friday, just hours after storms toppled trees and power lines across 14 states.
A slow-moving cold front trudging to the east is tapping into abundant storm fuel, thanks to record-setting heat and plenty of humidity to trigger rounds of strong thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia until 11 p.m. EDT on Friday.
Additionally, scattered thunderstorms -- some possibly strong -- will also develop across the Appalachians down into the Carolinas and even Georgia, but these storms have a low chance of becoming severe.
Hail, powerful winds cap off the week
By late Friday afternoon, residents had submitted storm reports of hail, powerful wind and flooding throughout the Northeast.
In northern Virginia, so much hail fell that it could be scooped up in handfuls.
Further up north, the deck of a home in Connecticut was peppered by hail, as seen in the video below.
In New Jersey, strong winds felled trees next to a parking lot in East Hanover.
In nearby Kitts Hummock, Delaware, one report included a wind gust of 54 mph.
Throughout the Northeast, reports of tree damage and downed power lines from strong winds abound. As of early Friday evening, about 190,000 customers in the Northeast are without power.
In comparison, Thursday's storms brought 60-75 mph wind gust, triggering nearly 250 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings across Eastern Seaboard and knocked out power to at least 125,000 customers.
Storms kill off the heat wave
Showers and thunderstorms remain stubbornly in the forecast through the weekend across the Northeast.
While rain amounts should be mainly moderate, the ingredients will be in place for localized heavier rain totals especially because storms may be slow-moving and relatively parallel to the cold front, allowing for potential training of storms, according to the FOX Forecast Center.
Rain chances should gradually decrease into next week along the Eastern Seaboard as the fronts push east off the coast.
But with the eventual passage of the front comes relief from the 90s that has baked the region this week. Highs will drop a few degrees Friday, then back into the upper 70s to low-mid 80s over the weekend.